Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
Well, 'line breeding' is inbreeding, just a different name that breeders put on it so it sounds nicer when you get what appears to be a good result. Don't forget...you don't hear about the bad results that are 'culled out'. I know many breeders that refuse to line breed because they prefer the genetic diversity over the risk of offspring with undesirable (or bad) physical/health traits that may occur. So...I believe it depends on the blood line's breeding, the breed itself, and genetic 'luck'. Our 3 Paint mares all have excellent blood lines off champion Paint/QH stock (no line breeding in at least the last 4 generations) and all have good dispositions, great feet/no physical problems, never colic, smart, willing, easy keepers that are great trail horses...and this includes 'Lady' (left in the picture) who is in the "Impressive" bloodline (subject of all the HYPP genetic discussions).
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.